Makenzie Wethington broke her pelvis, spine, shoulder, several ribs and a tooth in the fall
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Wednesday 20 May 2009
As James Boole hovered in a helicopter 2,000m above the frozen steppes of eastern Russia, he had little idea that he was about to join the small but incredibly fortunate band of skydivers who have survived a descent without their parachute opening.
Tuesday 06 January 2009
A British tourist has been killed in Argentina after slipping out of his harness while paragliding, it was reported last night.
Wednesday 23 April 2008
A priest in Brazil who took to the skies under a cluster of helium balloons to raise money for a charity in his parish was reported missing somewhere in the southern Atlantic yesterday after his makeshift flying device got caught in crosswinds and veered off course.
Tuesday 11 October 2005
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Friday 26 November 2004
Wednesday 02 June 2004
Detectives studying video footage of a skydiver's last moments as he plunged more than 13,000ft to his death during a competition said yesterday they suspected he had killed himself.
Wednesday 19 May 2004
Sunday 01 February 2004
Friday 19 December 2003
Tuesday 25 November 2003
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Thursday 02 October 2003
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
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Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
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